set (one's) sights low

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set (one's) sights low

To have low expectations or ambitions. My brother's attitude is that, if you set your sights low, you won't be disappointed by life.
See also: low, set, sight
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Anglers would be well-advised to set their sights low on Saturday, opening day of Oregon's trout season.
Women sometimes have such a low level of self-esteem they think they deserve no better, so they set their sights low and put up with all kinds of abuse.
Mark Hughes's club have obviously set their sights low for the next transfer window after sending out an appeal to find the best Bosmans in the business in the summer.
It's the summer holidays and the pair, more desperate than ever to "score", head off to Ibiza in the hope of finding a couple of hot babes willing to set their sights low enough.
In this regard, novelists do well to set their sights low.
Everyone says they're slow, I'm not so sure, that would depend on your expectations, where you have to be at what time, maybe it works out beautifully for them because they set their sights low, they don't get invitations that require fancy movability.